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Courteney Cox is summery chic in cinched-in floral dress heading to showbiz hot spot Giorgio Baldi

Courteney Cox was stylish as ever when she was spotted stepping out for dinner in Santa Monica this week.

The 56-year-old Friends icon was headed over to the swank Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi which has become beloved by celebrities.

She slid her enviably slim figure into a summery chic dark floral dress that was cinched in to emphasize her slender waistline.

Looking fab: Courteney Cox was stylish as ever when she was spotted stepping out for dinner in Santa Monica this week

Courteney’s outfit featured a plunging neckline that featured a bit of bronze trim that matched the waist of her dress.

Accessorizing with a leather handbag that matched her dress she rounded off the ensemble with a pair of high-heeled boots.

As she left the restaurant at the end of her evening she could be seen graciously signing autographs for her fans.

Her latest leggy outing comes after she organized an all-star Instagram musical tribute to her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow. 

Off she goes: The 56-year-old Friends icon was headed over to the swank Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi which has become beloved by celebrities

Off she goes: The 56-year-old Friends icon was headed over to the swank Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi which has become beloved by celebrities

So sweet: As she left the restaurant at the end of her evening she could be seen graciously signing autographs for her fans

So sweet: As she left the restaurant at the end of her evening she could be seen graciously signing autographs for her fans

The look: She slid her enviably slim figure into a summery chic dark floral dress that was cinched in to emphasize her slender waistline

Looking fab: Courteney's outfit featured a plunging neckline that featured a bit of bronze trim that matched the waist of her dress

The look: She slid her enviably slim figure into a summery chic dark floral dress that was cinched in to emphasize her slender waistline

Kicks: Accessorizing with a leather handbag that matched her dress she rounded off the ensemble with a pair of high-heeled boots

Kicks: Accessorizing with a leather handbag that matched her dress she rounded off the ensemble with a pair of high-heeled boots

Off she goes: Courteney let her luxurious dark hair down for her latest outing

Off she goes: Courteney let her luxurious dark hair down for her latest outing

She managed to get Elton John, Belinda Carlisle and Ed Sheeran around a piano to sing a brief rendition of Elton’s song Tiny Dancer from the 1970s.

Whilst Belinda and Ed were on the guitar Courteney banged out the piano accompaniment and Elton held her supportively.

The musical Instagram post was a tip of the hat to a memorable moment from Lisa’s character Phoebe on season three of Friends.

Phoebe names Tiny Dancer as the most romantic song ever – but believes the line: ‘Hold me closer tiny dancer,’ is actually: ‘Hold me close young Tony Danza.’ 

Star power: Her latest leggy outing comes after she organized an all-star Instagram musical tribute to her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow

Star power: Her latest leggy outing comes after she organized an all-star Instagram musical tribute to her Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow

Incredible: She managed to get Elton John, Belinda Carlisle and Ed Sheeran around a piano to sing a brief rendition of Elton's song Tiny Dancer from the 1970s

Incredible: She managed to get Elton John, Belinda Carlisle and Ed Sheeran around a piano to sing a brief rendition of Elton’s song Tiny Dancer from the 1970s

In the caption of her Instagram post Courteney wrote: ‘One of the greatest moments of my life. This one’s for you @lisakudrow #phoebe #tonydanza #tinydancer.’

Lisa responded on her own Instagram page that Courteney’s post ‘was the most thrilling thing ever. It was so good!’

She quipped: ‘Technically, it’s, though: “Hold me close, young Tony Danza,” so but, you know, but what you did was great too, you know. And including the original song that you wrote, Sir Elton. That was really good.’

Courteney, Lisa and their Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer all just appeared in a much-hyped reunion special. 

Delighted: Lisa responded on her own Instagram page that Courteney's post 'was the most thrilling thing ever. It was so good!'

Delighted: Lisa responded on her own Instagram page that Courteney’s post ‘was the most thrilling thing ever. It was so good!’

The show dropped on HBO Max on May 27 and included an interview segment controversially hosted by James Corden.

Lisa recently used an interview to put fans on alert to watch out for a blink-and-miss-it tender moment on the new Friends reunion. 

In fact the gesture passes by so fast that even Lisa, 57, confessed she would never have noticed it if David had not brought it to her attention. 

She told E! News that the moment occurred when their colleague Courteney Cox walked onto the old set of her character’s apartment.  

Looking back: All six of the main cast - (from left) Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry - got together for the reunion special

Looking back: All six of the main cast – (from left) Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry – got together for the reunion special

At the beginning of the reunion special the six principal actors arrived at the set of Courteney’s character Monica’s apartment where much of the show takes place.

Courteney was one of the last to show up and saw that Lisa, Jennifer, David and Matt were already there sharing their memories. 

Matt had in fact been telling a story about him and Courteney when she appeared so he started it over for her benefit – and that was when he wiped her eyes.

Looking back: Lisa just put fans on alert to watch out for a blink-and-miss-it tender moment on the new reunion; she is pictured on the special

Looking back: Lisa just put fans on alert to watch out for a blink-and-miss-it tender moment on the new reunion; she is pictured on the special

There's David: In fact the gesture passes by so fast that even Lisa, 57, confessed she would never have noticed it if her co-star David had not brought it to her attention

There’s David: In fact the gesture passes by so fast that even Lisa, 57, confessed she would never have noticed it if her co-star David had not brought it to her attention

‘Well, Courteney comes in and burst into tears and I grab a napkin or a tissue – LeBlanc takes it because he is telling us a story and doesn’t want to skip a beat and starts dabbing her eyes, just on automatic. That’s who we were!’ said Lisa.

He recalled that Courteney at one point ‘had this big speech and you were struggling with it all week long and you wrote it on the table, and then just – and I didn’t know that that’s what you did.’

Matt added: ‘And I saw it and I asked you and you told me to mind my business, so when you weren’t looking I erased it before we shot it and you got so mad at me!’

‘That’s so mean! Why would you erase it?’ said Courteney with a smile and Matt who could barely control his laughter said: ‘Just to get you!’

The moment: When Courteney Cox walked onto the show's old set she was in such tears that Lisa picked up a tissue and gave it to Matt LeBlanc to dry her eyes

The moment: When Courteney Cox walked onto the show’s old set she was in such tears that Lisa picked up a tissue and gave it to Matt LeBlanc to dry her eyes

'That's who we were!': Lisa shared that Matt was 'telling us a story and doesn't want to skip a beat and starts dabbing her eyes, just on automatic'

‘That’s who we were!’: Lisa shared that Matt was ‘telling us a story and doesn’t want to skip a beat and starts dabbing her eyes, just on automatic’

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